The "what if Google ISN'T making us stupid, and those darn multitasking kids are adapting well to the contemporary environment? -- Howard
"“Interviewer: Our brains have been challenged by the effects of multi-tasking in
many ways brought on by the age of social media and use of computer gadgets.
Giedd: The way that we get information, entertain ourselves and interact with each other has changed more in the last ten years than in the previous five hundred—since Gutenberg’s introduction of the printing press. And so these changes are a real challenge for researchers because they happen so rapidly. So, that adolescents today average about eleven and a half hours of media time. And this is up from six and a half hours just five years ago so that the activities of children and teens has been changing so much. We’ve been challenged—how do we keep up with the changing world and how do we assess the impact for good or for bad on the developing brain."